Industrial spaces must be thoroughly cleaned and maintained to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. The upkeep of these spaces is about more than just keeping them neat and tidy.
Building service contractors (BSCs) are tasked with not just maintaining the aesthetic appeal of commercial spaces but mitigating any potential safety risks or health hazards that may be present in a given location.
The floor is one of the most critical elements to maintain in any industrial space. Holes, gaps, and slippery spots pose significant safety risks in a professional environment. To thoroughly tackle these potential hazards, building service contractors must rely upon high-quality cleaning machines that are tailor-made for large industrial spaces.
Concrete grinder machines are just one of many tools service professionals can use to effectively complete large-scale professional cleaning projects. Let’s look at some qualities building service contractors should consider when choosing the right concrete grinder.
What is a Concrete Grinder Machine?
A concrete grinder is a machine used to finish or resurface concrete floors. Concrete grinders feature rotating abrasive disks that are used to grind down and smooth concrete surfaces. These machines can be used to prep a concrete floor for coating and/or polishing, or they can be used to remove deep-set oil stains and other contaminants. Certain models of concrete grinders can be used for both wet and dry grinding, depending on the specifics of the flooring surface and job requirements.
There are concrete grinders on the market that are large enough for a user to ride around a job site. This grinder style may be a good option for expansive, open locations without lots of tight spots that require attention. However, smaller spaces with lots of nooks and crannies would likely be better served by another style of grinder.
Users looking for an easier-to-use variety of concrete grinder may prefer a manually-operated, walk-behind grinder/polisher. These models can be easily maneuvered around a space and, depending on the size of the unit, can reach tight spots and hard-to-reach surfaces.
Concrete Grinder Machine Must-Haves
A concrete grinding or polishing machine must be heavy-duty to tackle hard jobs in large spaces. Different jobs require different capacities, sizes, and functionalities, so it’s important to carefully consider the big picture when selecting the right grinder for a specific space.
Even so, some basic qualities can be used as a jumping-off point for selecting the right concrete grinder. When choosing a concrete grinder machine, look for a product with the following features, at a minimum:
- Sturdy construction
- Detachable heads
- Easy transport
- Dust control capabilities
A concrete grinding/polishing machine with these qualities will deliver not only on performance but on longevity, too. This is critically important because industrial cleaning machines often require a substantial financial investment. To maximize the return on that investment, business owners want to ensure they can get the most mileage possible out of their concrete grinder.
Concrete Grinders from Intelligent Design Manufacturing
Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM) is a trusted provider of industrial-strength cleaning machines and products that are designed to tackle professional jobs of all shapes and sizes. IDM currently offers three concrete grinder machines that can be used to easily and effectively prep and maintain industrial concrete surfaces.
IDM’s concrete grinders are built to last and designed with quick-change diamond holders for improved efficiency. Our machines use metal bond diamonds, transition diamonds, and resin polishing diamonds. Service contractors can make quick work of polishing floors to a pristine finish. The grinders are also equipped with dust shrouds and vacuum hoses to better control on dust and cut back on post-grinding clean-up.
Let’s dig deeper into the specifications of IDM’s concrete grinders and review how they can be used effectively in industrial settings.
The Mustang 22 is a single-phase planetary grinder designed to cover a 22” path. The Mustang 22 is a great concrete grinder option for open and confined spaces thanks to its dust control capabilities and ergonomic design.
Its detachable head and large wheels make it easy to transport. Its compact control panel, adjustable handlebar, and adjustable iron weight make it extremely easy to use. The Mustang 22 also features a water tank that allows the machine to be used for both wet and dry grinding.
The Mustang 27 is equipped with all of the advanced features of the Mustang 22, but this model is a three-phase planetary grinder. It features a stainless steel water tank and is designed to cover a 27” path.
This model also includes a USB port for additional utility and boasts 3 multi-function grinding heads for versatility.
The Mustang 20 is a dual-phase planetary grinder that covers a 20” path. The more compact nature of this model makes it easy to work with in confined spaces. But its dust control capabilities and high capacity nature ensure it remains suitable for large, open areas.
The Mustang 20 is easy to transport, making it an excellent option for industrial spaces with multiple levels and/or buildings. This machine also features a stainless steel water tank and is capable of completing both wet and dry grinding projects.
Access High-Quality Concrete Grinding Machines from IDM
Intelligent Design Manufacturing’s concrete grinding machines are built with quality in mind. Their durable construction and relatively limited maintenance requirements make them a cost-effective solution for building service contractors tasked with maintaining concrete floors in industrial spaces.
Our concrete grinders and polishers boast multi-functionality that makes them capable of completing a wide range of jobs and tasks without compromising effectiveness or efficiency. Plus, each grinder is supported by a one-year warranty with easy assistance should any issues arise during operation.
If you’re interested in learning more about IDM’s professional-grade concrete grinding/polishing machines, reach out to schedule a demo. See these high-powered machines in action in your space.